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Focus on Marriage Podcast

The Focus Marriage Podcast features relatable advice on healthy marriage with stories from guest speakers that challenge and encourage every couple to build a deeper connection.

Meet the Hosts

Greg Smalley
Greg Smalley

Dr. Greg Smalley serves as the vice president of Marriage at Focus on the Family. In this role, he develops and oversees initiatives that prepare individuals for marriage, strengthen and nurture existing marriages and help couples in marital crises.

John Fuller
John Fuller

John Fuller is vice president of the Audio division and co-host of the daily "Focus on the Family" radio program. He speaks and writes about family, faith, media and business. John and his wife, Dena, reside in Colorado Springs, Colo., and have six children.

Most Recent Episode:


Giving Encouragement to Your Spouse

When your spouse lets you down, how do you respond? We all make mistakes, and need a healing dose of God’s grace from time to time. John and the Smalleys talk about how to encourage your spouse, even when he or she disappoints you.

Past Episodes


Dealing with a Crisis in Your Marriage

No couple wants to face a health challenge or a financial scare. But, a crisis can bring you and your spouse closer together. John, Greg and Erin provide some helpful ideas for couples who are struggling with a chronic illness or a long-term challenge.


Overcoming Early Conflict in Marriage

Marriage is an amazing journey, but it also reveals some of our most selfish attitudes. John, Greg and Erin give helpful tips for overcoming conflict between you and your spouse.


Choosing Forgiveness in an Angry Culture

When your spouse breaks your heart, it can take a long time to rebuild trust. Greg and Erin talk with John about a time they learned to choose forgiveness in their marriage.


Letting Go of Unforgiveness in Your Marriage

Forgiveness is like medicine to an ailing marriage. But, when you withhold it from your spouse, you cut off the chance to heal from past hurts. John, Greg and Erin discuss practical ways to choose forgiveness in your marriage.


Blessing Your Spouse in Simple Ways

Making your spouse feel loved never happens by accident. It requires paying attention and doing something to bless him or her. John, Greg and Erin explain how they’ve learned to love their spouse through simple actions.


Making Time for Date Nights

Every couple needs time for a fun date night. But, it can be difficult to schedule those special times after you have kids. John, Greg and Erin give some simple and fun ideas for spending time with your spouse, even when you’re busy raising children.


Breaking Free From Pornography

After confessing a pornography problem to your spouse, it’s critical to take steps toward recovery. Whether you’ve struggled with it or you’re the spouse of an addict, Greg, Erin and John will give some helpful tips for your healing process.


Confessing a Pornography Problem

Hiding a pornography problem from your spouse is like inviting a tornado to tear through your relationship. If left unchecked, the consequences can leave permanent damage. Greg, Erin and John give some tips for confessing a pornography problem.


Dealing with Your Spouse’s Sin

Your spouse might be the most wonderful person in the world, but he or she still has shortcomings. How do you respond when your spouse sins? John, Greg and Erin explain how you can show grace to your spouse, even when he or she falls short.


Letting Go of Little Irritations

Petty offenses can lead to unnecessary fights in your marriage. John, Erin and Greg discuss how to let go of little irritations from your spouse.

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